Infomation Architecture Summit 2004
Breaking New Ground
February 27-29, Austin TX
The early registration deadline for the IA summit has been extended to=20=
About the Summit:
Things kick off with Brenda Laurel, HCI visionary and editor of the=20
recently published "Design Research: Methods and Perspectives," who=20
brings her unique perspective to information architecture in her=20
conference keynote, "Achieving a State of Trans". =46rom her abstract,
"But looking at today's information landscape, we can see that a=20
inversion has occurred: humans are the environment for information=20=
Our design criteria are becoming transpersonal, transmedia, and=20
This talk will focus on achieving a state of "trans" through a=20
both research and revisioning."
Next come two days packed with informative sessions, with subjects such=20=
as metadata, brand-driven information architecture, content management=20=
systems, and ethnography. We feature industry luminaries including=20
Samantha Bailey, Tony Byrne, Jesse James Garrett, Keith Instone, Peter=20=
Merholz, Jared Spool, Amy Warner, and many more.
February 27th offers a range of pre-conference workshops, including=20
AIfIA's CMS Roundtable, Jared Spool's Secret Strategies of Highly=20
Successful Websites, Amy Warner's Metadata and Taxonomy Design,=20
Adaptive Path's User Experience and ROI, and the first IA Slam=20
FUN FACT: In February the average high temperature in Austin is 64=20
degrees F (18 C).
All this takes place in Austin, Texas, the "Live Music Capital of the=20
World," famous for showing visitors a mighty good time. And what would=20=
a conference be without parties?
=95 Friday, 6:00-7:30 pm - Welcome Reception at the hotel, =
and cash bar
=95 Friday, 9:00 pm-onwards - Adaptive Path 3rd Anniversary =
DeVille, complimentary drinks
=95 Saturday, 5:30-7:00 pm - Posters and Drinks, cash bar
=95 Saturday, AIfIA Party (details TBA)
=95 Sunday, February 29th - Celebrate leap year watching the =
Awards (location TBA)
The IA Summit is perhaps the best conference deal around. For early=20
registrants, the two main conference days costs $300 to members of=20
ASIS&T, SIGCHI, AIfIA, AIGA, and STC, $450 to nonmembers.